Henrikh Mkhitaryan has taken to Facebook to declare how happy he is with the events taking place in Armenia at present.

After an election this week, opposition leader, Nikol Pashinyan, was voted in as Prime Minister with 59 MPs voting for him and 42 voting against.

“I am feeling particularly happy for my nation today. After several weeks of peaceful and popular movements held all over Armenia, our country showed to the world a model of how the voice of a nation can be heard. I wish Armenia to be a place where every single citizen has the best chances to fullfill [sic] their dreams,” Mkhitaryan said on Facebook.

This is not the first time Mkhitaryan has commented on politics in his home country, a subject many in the world of sport go out of their way to avoid.

Speaking in April, Henrikh called for the world to recognise the ‘Armenian Genocide’, the ‘Ottoman government’s systematic extermination of 1.5million Armenians between 1915 and 1923.